One of my favorite (if not my all-time favorite) guitarists growing up was Alvin Lee. The dude played amazing hot blues and rock at blistering speed and somehow managed to keep it musical and interesting with exceedingly high energy. He was - for me, anyway - the model of what a shredder could be, if a shredder was going to remain musical and fun. But, he didn't do it on some Super Strat with DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups and a 24" neck radius. He did it on a Gibson ES-345 that had been chopped up and had a Strat pickup shoved in between the two humbuckers. Having owned an ES-347 - which I sold a long time ago because it was a work of art, but I couldn't play it worth a damn (I'm small and that guitar is... not) - and being currently in possession of an Epiphone Dot with pickups that came out of an SG Supreme and set up by a terrific tech friend of mine, I can only say: I have no freakin' idea how Alvin Lee played like that on that ES guitar! Are there any artists who fascinate, confuse, or amaze you with either their ability or the fact that they do what they do in an unconventional manner or with unconventional tools? I find this stuff interesting -- Who's on your "I don't know how he/she does it?" list?